Name the National Anthem of France. Who Composed it?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 8th, 2022

The National Anthem of France is La Marseillaise, composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the song after France declared war against Austria. The French National Anthem was originally titled War Song for Rhine Army, i.e., "Chant de Guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin." It was adopted as the Republic's anthem by The French National Convention in 1795.

National Anthem of France

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the National Anthem of France in a single night for the war soldiers in Strasbourg. It was the idea of the mayor of Strasbourg to develop an appropriate machinery song for the French troops. Due to its popularity among troops, it became the National Anthem of France.

The National Anthem of France symbolizes the ideology of strength and defiance (Marchons! Marchons!" means "let's march). It was considered the spirited song of passion and enthusiasm that brought harmony to the French people. Though it was written with the theme of violence, people consider it a defensive means of freedom.

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  • La Marseillaise is the National Anthem of France, composed in 1792. It was titled the National Anthem of France in 1795.

  • Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the National Anthem of France in 1792 on orders of the mayor of Strasbourg. Initially, it was the song for French troops, but after seeing its popularity and passion among its citizen, it was adopted as the National Anthem of France in 1795.

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